Archive for the ‘Personalized Learning’ Category

    3 subtle shifts to boost blended performance

    October 31, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Implementing innovative ideas in an established, bureaucratic system of education is not always easy and almost never happens seamlessly. As someone who helps traditional schools implement blended models, I constantly see the tension between existing structures or norms and innovative concepts. Many schools see the benefits of combining online learning with face-to-face instruction and want […]

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    What does the future of teaching look like?

    October 19, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”, and “How do you develop teachers for next-gen classrooms?” Below are highlights of our key findings and insights. Technology will […]

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    Where digitization and blended learning meet: What can we learn from China’s journey into blended learning?

    October 10, 2018 | by Lucy Chen

    Research over the last decade has shown how blended learning has gained a strong foothold in U.S. schools, but is a similar trend happening in schools abroad? How might uncovering international trends inform our efforts here in the states? In my studies on innovation in education, I have been particularly curious to learn whether or […]

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    Who are great blended-learning teachers?

    September 6, 2018 | by Heather Staker

    What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies—meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction? Online and blended learning are relatively new. The precise list of competencies […]

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    The do’s and don’ts of blended teaching for remediation

    August 29, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Blended learning started in many cases by serving students in nontraditional settings (as disruptive innovations do), but we know that blended approaches have since grown, expanded, and evolved to serve millions of students in a variety of settings. Blended learning is now employed to meet a wide range of needs across student populations, and no […]

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    How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

    August 14, 2018 | by Casey Lynch

    Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Perhaps each classroom only receives a few computers, or perhaps blended learning is not a priority for school administration. So how might a teacher blend their classroom without the support of a school- or district-wide initiative? Innovation theory and […]

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